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The implications of a right to “open-access to information”

The Globe and Mail recently published an article about Canada’s poor record on access to information requests, which reminded me of a question I’ve been mulling over in my head for a while now; what role do administrative or procedural

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Posted in Politics, Social Media

Hudak’s Misnomer(s): in politics language is everything

Right out of the gates the Ontario Liberals seem to be screwing up. The writ for the Ontario Election only dropped September 7th, and already McGuinty seems to have hit a stumbling block with his proposed $10, 000 tax credit

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Posted in Politics, Public Relations, State of Exclusion

When will they riot in America?

I haven’t been paying much attention to the news. I’ve been busy. Poor excuse I know, but apparently they are rioting in England? And from what I understand it’s all over a guy getting shot by a police officer? Obviously the continued

Posted in Politics, State of Exclusion

Islam and Conscription FTW

How compatible is Islam with democracy? If you’ve been paying even a comatose level of attention to the right-wing politico media in the US for the past decade with any level of approbation above incredulity, then you’re answer might likely be, ‘not

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Posted in Development, Politics

Rethinking Refugee Integration in Canada

In my last semester at McGill I took a directed reading course in Social Work focusing on Canada’s Refugee policy. The paper linked below (which is also in my Portfolio) argues that Canada’s approach to refugee integration needs to be

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Striking Back: Is there a need for a gender revolution?

Might violent revolution be the correct answer to the continued oppression of Women? Is it time for women around the World to start striking back? It’s not that I disagree with the timeless truisms that ‘violence begets violence,’ or that

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Posted in Development, Politics

When ‘political spin’ becomes outright irresponsible

On October 21 2010, Vic Toews, Canada’s the Minister of Public Safety tabled Bill C49 officially titled “An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act and the Marine Transportation Security Act”. Immediately from

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